Brooks Koepka wins the 2017 U.S. Open.
Welcome to another edition of Hittin’ the Links! It’s all U.S. Open all the time this week, and we’ve got you covered wire-to-wire.
Brooks Koepka is your champion, winning by four shots over Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama. It was an impressive showing by the young American, who overpowered the golf course off the tee and excelled on shots into the green as well.
We’ll also hear stories about Justin Thomas, an elderly fan whose last steps were on the grounds at Erin, and a former U.S. Open contender making waves on the Web.com Tour. All that, plus some news from Tiger Woods.
Let’s hit the links!
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Are aches and pains interfering with your enjoyment of the game? Medzone wants to help you swing pain free.
Golf is not the most strenuous of activities, but it nonetheless can generate a wide range of injuries. MedZone has over 15 years of experience in treating athletes in a variety of more intense sports, and is now promoting its products to the golf market.
I did spent a couple months using MedZone’s PainZone, BlisterZone, BurnZone, and ChafeZone products as needed to treat and prevent minor aches and pains. MedZone has packaged them nicely in a compact, easy-to-fit in the bag, Activity Pak, which makes it easy to take with you to the course.
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Billy Horschel, Lexi Thompson, and … Alvaro Quiros?
Welcome back to another week of Hittin’ the Links! This week we’ll check in on AT&T Byron Nelson winner Billy Horschel, LPGA champ Lexi Thompson, and Champions Tour major winner Bernhard Langer. We’ll also look into this week’s winners on the European and Web.com Tours.
All that plus a look into the putters used out on Tour and a beautifully-shot preview of the upcoming U.S. Open venue, Erin Hills.
Let’s hit the links!
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The name of the day is … John Daly? That can’t be right.
Welcome back to another week of Hittin’ the Links. This week … here it goes … John Daly won a golf tournament. Like, with competitors. Old competitors, sure. But competitors nonetheless.
He was joined by Brian Harman, who picked up his second PGA Tour win, and team Denmark, who won the GolfSixes Euro Tour event.
We’ll cover all that, plus some new wedges from Titleist, more rumblings on the Rules front, and some Tony Romo news. Let’s hit the links!
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Kevin Chappell finally breaks through in a big way.
Welcome back to Hittin’ the Links! Kevin Chappell finally broke through, winning on the PGA Tour for the first time in 180 events at the Valero Texas Open. Tiger Woods, on the other hand, had quite the opposite week, and won’t be winning for quite a while, if ever.
We’ll also preview next week’s Zurich Classic, check in on the Champions Tour, and get an update on Rory McIlroy’s marriage. All that plus some more Rules of Golf news, a Sergio sighting, and a book from Ping.
Let’s hit the links.
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Dustin Johnson wins in Austin, Mirim Lee prevails in California, and D.A. Points is victorious in Puerto Rico.
We’re halfway to one thousand! Welcome back to Hittin’ the Links, where we’re in full-on Dustin Johnson mode after his win at the WGC-Dell Match Play. DJ made it through he marathon that is the WGC Match Play, besting John Rahm over 18 holes on Sunday to pick up his 15th career PGA Tour win and complete the WGC career sweep.
We’ll also check in with Jason Day, pay a visit to Augusta National, and learn about the caddy life on the PGA Tour. All that plus a story on the greatest quarterback of all time.
Let’s hit the links.
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Marc Leishman wins in Orlando, and Tiger’s book falls flat.
We’re back with another Hittin’ the Links! Marc Leishman took home the hardware at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week, while Anna Nordqvist won in Phoenix. We’ll also check in on ongoing litigation between Costco and Acushnet, check out a massive claim by The Rock, and read up on Tiger Woods’ new book.
All that plus a healthy dose of the trials and tribulations of being a professional golfer. Let’s hit the links!
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Red-hot Dustin Johnson wins in Mexico.
Welcome back to Hittin’ the Links! Dustin Johnson captured his 14th PGA Tour win this week, achieving victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship. He widened his lead atop the Official World Golf Rankings, and is now the odds-on favorite to win the Masters.
We’ll also check in with the winners in Europe and Singapore, and say hello to the retired Lorena Ochoa and the might-as-well-be-retired Tiger Woods. All that, plus a crash course on the new proposed Rules of Golf.
Let’s get into it.
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After collaborating with Hank Haney, Callaway engineers have created a new wedge that make green side shots easy to play.
If you had to pick one thing that Callaway Golf is known for, it would have to be their woods. With a product line like the Big Bertha, that should come as no surprise. However, one underrated aspect of the Callaway lineup, at least in my opinion, are their wedges. I’ve been a fan of their wedges going back to the X-Forged with the original Mack Daddy Grooves, and I am currently on my second set of the Mack Daddy 2 wedges. When you have somebody like Roger Cleveland at the helm of your wedge department, good things come.
For their newest wedges, however, Callaway has mixed things up. With the new Sure Out wedge, Callaway collaborated with renowned golf instructor and former Tiger Woods swing coach, Hank Haney. The goal of the Sure Out wedge, as you may figure out by the name, is helping players get out of the sand and other less than ideal situations on the course. Read on for the full info on the new clubs.
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